Kristen Hartson

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7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Photography

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Setting The Mood By Adjusting Your White Balance

Photographers often deal with a variety of light sources, each of which has it’s own color cast. When compared to daylight in the middle of the day, …

Digital Photography

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How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who’s currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

Imaging

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Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior

<b>Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior.</b><p>This revolutionary guide is not only the first to look at how typography in design creates a call to action, but it also explores type and image as language. <i>Stop, Think, Go, Do</i> is packed with arresting imagery from around the world that influences human behavior. Page after page, you’ll find innovative messages that advocate, advise caution, educate, entertain, express, inform, play, and transform. Buy it here.

Photographing Tweens and Teens

Booking teens and tweens for photo shoots is always fun. They have so much energy and enthusiasm and it really shows once they step in front of the …

Tweens

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to …

Photography

Striking Images Capture the Movement of Water Using a Special Nanoparticle Film

One day, while looking at a glass of water, photographer, artist and architect Moses Hacmon realized that he could really <i>see</i> it. He wondered what …

Add Impact to Your Photos by Including Shadows

In music they say the spaces between the notes are just as important as the notes themselves. Similarly in photography, it can be the spaces that are …

Digital Photography

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

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4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …